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May / June 2015 | Volume 14, Issue 3

Dr. Roger I. Glass stands at a podium wearing gold medal around his neck

Dr. Roger I. Glass
receives the Sabin Gold Medal

Fogarty’s Glass is honored with Sabin Gold Medal

The Sabin Institute has presented Fogarty Director Dr. Roger I. Glass with its top prize, the 2015 Albert B. Sabin Gold Medal Award. Glass, who is also associate director for international research at NIH, was recognized for his many contributions to improving children’s health worldwide, including novel scientific research for preventing gastroenteritis from rotaviruses and noroviruses.

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Global expert on science of aging, Suzman, dies

Renowned researcher, Dr. Richard Suzman, who directed the Division of Behavioral and Social Research at NIH’s National Institute on Aging (NIA), has died at age 72. His research and vision drove the development of aging surveys covering more than half the world’s population, enabling scientists to learn how factors can impact health and well-being with age.

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Dr. Richard Suzman

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Dr. Jack Whitescarver

NIH Office of AIDS Research’s Whitescarver retires

Dr. Jack Whitescarver, Director of NIH’s Office of AIDS Research and NIH Associate Director for AIDS Research, has announced his retirement after nearly 40 years at NIH. Whitescarver has been hailed for his commitment to the global fight against HIV and his pioneering work in the field. Also retiring is Wendy Wertheimer, his senior advisor for 24 years.

Hamburg named US Institute of Medicine advisor

The U.S. Institute of Medicine (IOM) has appointed Dr. Margaret A. Hamburg to be its foreign secretary. Hamburg, who previously served as FDA commissioner and has held several IOM positions in the past, will advise the agency’s president and council on international matters and also be the liaison to foreign academies of medicine and science.

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Dr. Margaret A. Hamburg

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Dr. Peter Piot

HIV/AIDS expert wins Gairdner Global Health Award

Global expert in HIV/AIDS, Dr. Peter Piot, has been honored with the 2015 Canada Gairdner Global Health Award. Piot, director of the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, was selected for his co-discovery of the Ebola virus, contributions to HIV/AIDS research and extraordinary leadership in combating the epidemic, especially in Africa.

Former Fogarty fellow and craniofacial expert dies

Dr. Carlos Francisco Salinas, a 1972 Fogarty Fellow and long-time NIH grantee, has died. Originally from Chile, he was a well-known expert in craniofacial anomalies and most recently was a professor of pediatric dentistry and orthodontics at the Medical University of South Carolina.

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Dr. Carlos Francisco
Salinas

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